Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310

Posted by: Initial Z

Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 05/28/08 03:38 AM

Can anyone tell me some advantages/disadvantages for these DPs: Casio PX120, PX200, and PX310. They are all in the price range I'm looking at and right now there is a deal for the PX200 for $400US.

Them being all from the same company and in the same price range, I wouldn't expect them to be very different. But then again, I don't have too much experience with pianos, so I need your help. I am basically looking for a low priced, 88-key weighted/hammer action keyboard with good sound quality. Additional features would be nice, but not necessary.

I originally was leaning toward the PX120 because I read a review on amazon that said that "the loud clunking caused by the key return" is gone, which is a significant "feature" for me. The PX120 is around $450. So with the PX200 being at $400, I was wondering if there is a noticeable "clunking noise" due to the key return after hitting keys. can any PX200 owners give me an answer on this? I really am considering purchasing the PX200 since it has been recommended a lot for this price range (around $500). If I can confirm that there is no, or very little, "clunking noises" then I think I will buy it right away.

Thanks for any help.
Posted by: guest1013

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 05/28/08 08:17 AM

I have a PX200, there is a slight clunking noise, I am used to it and it is no big deal. I am sorry though, I cannot tell you whether the one twenty is better than the 200, or exactly the same as far as the keyboard.

The pxone ten is older than the px200, the pxone twenty is an improved version of the one ten and newer than the px200. px200 and pxone twenty have the same improved sound engine and 128 polyphony.

There have been some discussions in the past six to eight months about all these models, if you haven't yet searched the archives, just type in the models and a lot will come up.
Posted by: seanakaforty

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 05/28/08 08:39 AM

The PX-310 is an older model that came out with the PX-110. These models have inferior sound and less polyphony (the number of notes that can sound simultaneously). I would stay away from the px310. Note that the PX-1n0 (110 in this case) has less sounds and "bells and whistles" than the PX-3n0 (310 in this case). Later, Casio came out with the PX-200, which features better sound and more polyphony than the 110 and 310. Then, last year I believe, Casio came out with the PX-120 and PX-320. These two returned to the naming tactic of PX-1n0 having less sounds and features than the PX-3n0 (like with the 110 and 310). However, these new models have the same exact sound engine (same sound quality and polyphony) as the PX-200.

So, to sum it all up, most of us in the digital piano world agree that the PX-200 is the best value in the Casio Privia line and somewhat of a steal. Although the PX-120 and PX-320 are newer, the PX-200 uses the same sound technology. It has almost as many sounds as the new 320, which means that it has many more sounds than the 120 (remember, the 320 is to the 120 what the 310 was to the 110). In fact, the new 320 only has a few (dare I say "insignficant") extras over the "older" PX-200. So to summarize, the PX-200 and 120 are both better than the 310. The 200 has many more sounds than the 120 though, and is a lot closer to the much more expensive PX-320 in this regard.
Posted by: Initial Z

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 05/28/08 08:16 PM

Thank you guys for the info. I ended up purchasing the PX-200 just a moment ago. Hopefully I'll like it \:\) .
Posted by: hotkeys

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 05/28/08 08:45 PM

Welcome to the Forums Initial Z,

I own a PX-200 and never noticed the slight clunking noise, unless my model was one of those that was manufactured differently. And yes, its a great value for the money and I paid the same price several months ago.

You are also lucky as Casio has discontinued manufacture of this model. You got good value for your money. I am happy with mine...

- Mark
Posted by: Master_Z

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 06/03/08 02:25 PM

Where did you find the PX-200 for 400? Everywhere I've looked its $500 at the least.
Posted by: Initial Z

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 06/03/08 06:35 PM

For anyone that's interested.. there's more details here:

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=249313&t=831443
Posted by: Mark Weisgram

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 06/04/08 01:38 AM

Where is the PX 200 available for 400 dollars? I happen to think it is one of the better sounding digitals. Around where I live the Guitar Center has them for 500 dollars, so this 400 dollar price is news to me.
Posted by: whynot

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 06/04/08 10:12 AM

I just ordered a PX-200 last Friday on music123.com for $400. Still looking forward to its arrival.
Posted by: Cyborg

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 06/04/08 10:14 AM

good deal...must resist temptation
Posted by: slock221b

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 06/04/08 04:32 PM

I just wanted to thank everyone here for the good info on the Casio DP's. My daughter (4 yrs old) and I will be starting piano lessons next week and I have been looking for a Piano. I started off looking for a $200-$300 electronic keyboard, but after talking to my future instructor and in store vendors I was told that touch response/sensitive is important, better yet weighted keys. I first came across the Casio Privias in a Guitar Center store and liked them. I decided on the Casio Privia PX-200 after reading this forum. I was originally going for the PX-120 based on the clunking noise review by the Amazon reviewer guy, but it seems like PX-200 owners are not making a big deal of this noise. I ordered the PX-200 on Saturday and I should receive it tomorrow from Music 123. I was able to take advantage of the Memorial day savings and walked away with the DP, Stand, bench and M-audio Sustain pedal for $474.00
Posted by: whynot

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 06/04/08 06:18 PM

> I was able to take advantage of the Memorial day savings and walked away with the DP, Stand, bench
> and M-audio Sustain pedal for $474.00

slock221b, may I ask what kind of stand, bench, and pedal you ordered for only $74?

> I ordered the PX-200 on Saturday and I should receive it tomorrow from Music 123.

Hmm... I ordered the PX-200 last Thursday, but they still have not shipped it out yet. Maybe I should contact them.
Posted by: slock221b

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 06/05/08 10:23 AM

This is what I ordered along with the DP. I couldn't tell you about the quality because I have yet to rcv everything. I figured that I would just get something to hold me over for now. Building a wooden stand sounds like a nice weekend project down the road.

M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal (#703613)

$24.95



On-Stage Stands Standard Keyboard Bench (#443381)

$24.50


Discount on On-Stage Stands Standard Keyboard -$5.45

$16.36
Posted by: whynot

Re: Casio PX 120 vs PX 200 vs PX310 - 06/05/08 09:34 PM

Thanks a lot for the information, slock221b.